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  1. #1
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    Post Office Ending Saturday Delivery

    http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/06/news...-service-cuts/

    How sad is this that because Congress is unwilling to do anything about it, people who rely on Saturday delivery are going to suffer?

    Any wonder Congress has such low approval ratings?
    I've Been Frosted

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    Brilliant economic minds at work.

    Raise rates (effective in January, more rates than just first class mail went up) and cut service, while retaining inept management and promoting more Vice Presidents with 6 figure salaries and outlandish compensation packages (the postal execs are on a far, far different retirement compensation plan than the hoi polloi).

    Kudos.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  3. #3
    And for those who think Postal executives are pure as the wind driven snow:

    http://postalnews.com/postalnewsblog...ption-charges/

    http://www.postalreporternews.net/20...and-lapdances/

    http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2009...rmer_head.html

    http://legacy.utsandiego.com/news/me...52-postal.html

    There are more, those are just the ones I found quickly.

    Those are the rare cases where they actually prosecute. For little things like sexual harassment they normally just move them to a different facility.

    How Congress actually believes these people when they testify is beyond me, though it's liars testifying to liars, so what the heck.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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    Canada lost Saturday delivery back in the 70s.

    It ain't so bad really.
    "To begin, begin." ~William Wordsworth

  5. #5
    Canada doesn't mandate delivery of veteran's meds by the postal service.

    Combine no service standards (2-3 day delivery is out the window) with no saturday delivery and a vet or anyone else who is forced into Pharmacy by mail better not have an emergency...like an inversion that makes them use a month's worth of asthma meds in a week, just for an example.

    In addition, this is all caused by a backroom deal in 2006 that is attempting to force the Postal Service to pre-pay retirement benefits for employees who haven't even been born yet.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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    Many other places survive on non-Saturday delivery, and the US will also.

    When a holiday Monday follows a Sunday, no one dies. Not sure why it is that much different with Saturday. If you can't get your meds in the first five days of the delivery, then maybe you need to change something.

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